CLUBS & ORGs

Helluva Award Ceremony

Nominations are OPen!

Nominations for the first annual Clubs and Organizations Awards are open. SAIL is excited to celebrate your accomplishments for the 2022-2023 school year. Nominations for both organizational and individual awards will be due February 28th at 11:59pm. The award ceremony will take place on April 5th at 6:30pm. Due to the large volume of organizations on campus, this event will be invitation only.  
Organization Award Categories

Student organizations must be registered and in good standing with SAIL to apply or be nominated for any awards.  

Organization of the year Award

This award is to recognize an organization that has exemplified excellence and has brought together the Mission of the SAIL Office and the mission of their organization. SAIL’s Mission is “Provide an environment for students to develop leadership skills, connect to the campus and community, and explore their passions.”

Nominations should answer the following questions: 

  • How has the club/org demonstrated a high level of achievement this year? Things you can include are membership involvement, organization development, leadership training and opportunity, active participation in Mines campus and golden community but feel free to add anything you would like to highlight. 
  • How have you utilized the SAIL Mission to guide your goals and organization?
  • What are the club/org goals and how has the club/org meet their goals and objectives this year?
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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access award

This Award recognizes a student organization that has demonstrated a sustained passion for the advancement of diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice at Mines and within their organization. 

Nominations should answer the following questions:  

  • How has the club/ org demonstrated commitment to the advancement diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice? 
  • How has inclusivity been pursued within your student organization? 
  • How has the  club/ org raised campus and/or community awareness of diversity issues? 
  • What campus programs has the club/ org hosted that provide education and raise awareness on topics related to diversity? 
Collaboration Award

The Collaboration award is to recognize an organization who has actively engaged in events and collaborations with other SAIL organizations, campus departments and the Golden community who seeks to build community. 

Nominations should include:

  • How the club/org actively engages with other organizations/ departments/ community members that vary across multiple interest areas .
  • How the clubs values the importance of collaboration. 
  • Showcase the ways in which they have continued to build their collaboration efforts.

 

 

Outside of the Box Award

This award is a general category allowing for anyone to submit their special projects/ events/ and success from this year. This award will be voted on by the Mines Community.  

Nominations in this category should: 

  • Highlight a specific project, initiative, goal, or event that they believe went above and beyond this year that has either positively impacted the Mines or Golden community, has impacted others, or was recognized outside of SAIL Office How a club/ org raised campus and/or community awareness of diversity issues that would like to be showcased.  
Outstanding Commitment to Service/ Community Impact Award

The Outstanding Commitment to Service Award is awarded to a student organization that has demonstrated exceptional commitment to promoting the public good and service to the community both within and outside of Mines. 

Nominations should answer the following questions: 

  • How has the club/org made a meaningful contribution to both the Mines and the surrounding community through service, addressed an existing problem, was committed to working with and for others, and successfully inspired and motivated others to act? All applicants in this category should note that this is for both on-campus and off-campus/community programming 
  • Does the club have any partnerships with other clubs/ initiatives? 
  • How has the club/organization strived to be a community builder through service, education, inspiration, and connection? 
New organization of the year award

This award is presented to a student organization that has been established in the past two years, that has shown exceptional growth and impact on the Mines community. 

Nominations should answer the following questions: 

  • How has the club/org has met its goals and objectives as a new organization? 
  • How has the club/org demonstrated a high level of achievement this year? Things you can include are membership involvement, organization development, leadership training and opportunity, active participation in Mines campus and golden community but feel free to add anything you would like to highlight.  
  • How has the club/org positively impacted the Mines Community? 
Professional Development Award

The Professional Development Award recognizes a student organization demonstrating excellence in professional development through workshops, conferences, trainings, or curriculum provided to the members of the organization.  

  • What is the clubs’ beliefs on the value of professional development and the impact on the organization? 
  • How does the Club/org actively engage with other organizations/ departments/ community members that vary across multiple interest areas? 
Individual AWARD CATEGORIES

All nominees should be on good academic standing and good standing with their organization to be nominated.

Outstanding Officer Award

The award honors a member of an executive board of a student organization who has gone above and beyond to enhance the purpose of their organization. Whether through acquiring new skills, membership engagement, leadership development, cross-campus collaboration, and relationship building; the executive board member should have a strong commitment to the student organization. 

In your nomination, please respond to the following prompt: 

  • How has this individual utilized their executive position to positively impact the well-being and success of the organization? What sets this individual apart from other organization leaders? 
The Catalyst Award

This award is for a student who has demonstrated a commitment to social justice and/or has been an activist, trying to create positive change for the campus, the Golden community, and/or the world.  

In your nomination, please respond to the following prompt: 

  • In what ways has this individual been a change agent both in and outside of their organization? What has served as this individual’s motivation for driving change?  
Service Award

This award honors a student who has participated in community service with vigor, devotion, and an unshakable positive attitude. This student serves with an inspirational and infectious optimism and leads the way for others through their actions and involvement. 

In your nomination, please respond to the following prompt, 

  • How has this student demonstrated a commitment to service both inside and outside of their organization? How does this student build momentum for service in their organization and Mines community?  
Emerging Leader Award

This award is for a first-year member, not necessarily a freshman, who has shown involvement, dependability, and concern for others. “The Emerging Leader” is someone who shows great potential for future service to the Mines community. 

In your nomination, please respond to the following prompt, 

  • In what ways has this individual demonstrated leadership both in and outside of the organization?  
Advisor of the Year Award

Awarded for a staff or faculty member who has provided exceptional service and/or has made a significant impact to benefit a student group through their supportive efforts, dedication, assistance, and encouragement. 

In your nomination, please respond to the following prompt:

  • In what was has your advisor shown commitment and service to your organization and Mines community?